Contend4Truth posted a comment · Dec 28, 2020
SteveW -- you make it sound like it is a foregone conclusion that there was election fraud in this election. Yet over 50 lawsuits failed to find anything worth going after. Time to give it a rest.
SteveW posted a comment · Dec 16, 2020
Problem stevej713, is that Christians like yourself are suffering from cognitive dissonance. You have no issue (rightly in my opinion) with supporting the ideals of the Revolutionary War, the American Civil War or fighting the tyranny of the Nazis in WWII, but criticise today's Christian patriots who are fighting against the massive Election Fraud and the takeover of America by the globalist elites, who are gearing up to unleash untold harm on America and the world. And your response to this modern tyranny is to fold like a cheap suit! Unbelievable.
stevej713 posted a comment · Dec 15, 2020
There certainly is a problem with excessive patriotism in the American church. Just from talking to my fellow believers, I can sense that too many of their hopes and fears are bound up in the United States and its political developments rather than the Kingdom of God. We are finally entering an era where one's Christian faith is something more than a societal value system or a set of family traditions. We will need to contend for Christ in our everyday lives, and just like the early church, we can't expect the government to be an instrument in that regard. Unfortunately, our country was founded on the fictional premise of virtuous government or institutional/cultural Christianity. Christianity is not cultural, it is not legislated, and it is not achieved through protest marches. God cares about our hearts infinitely more than he cares about the US Constitution.
RAS posted a comment · Dec 15, 2020
Dr. Brown, with all due respect, how does the United States of America and the birth of liberty come to be realized in America without “Christian nationalists”? At St. John’s Church in Richmond in 1775, evangelist Patrick Henry, “The firebrand of the republic”, in opposing those who called for reconciliation with England cried out: “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? … I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”. Indeed! However, should we choose to address idolatry among Christians who put excessive hope in men, let us refrain from terminology framed by the left to create a stigma of fanaticism. The term, “Christians nationalists” is clearly crafted slam words created to cast patriotic Christians in a negative light. To put the issue in a more precise context; it would be clearer and more accurate by far to use a term like, “Christian Trumpism”, in reference to those whose faith is misplaced. We should be careful not to fall into the trap of allowing our enemies to coin slanderous terminologies with negative connotations to define us.
RAS posted a comment · Dec 14, 2020
Creating a label, “Christian nationalism” is at least as seductive & dangerous to the saints of God, and to the existence of America as Trumpism. Space here will not permit to eleberate, so consider these points: (1) Where did nationalism come from? God instituted it when he divided the nations and scattered the people so they were not one under a satanic global rule at Babel. (2) Without nationalism there would be no biblical Israel in the bible as an example to the nations. (3) Nationalism is necessary for the preservation of a place for the people of God to spread the Gospel at home and abroad. I repeat, nationalism is of God, he created it. (4) The agenda of the Democrat party is Antichrist, it is Satan’s party. But who said the Republicans are the party of God? Christians don’t claim that. What is left of the Rs is the only place Christians can find a voice at all in the direction of the country. (5) Most of the fanatical Trumpsters who seem to worship him aren’t focused on God, many are gay, or drunkards, etc. etc, or are nominal Christians at best. Why should Trump supporting Christians be thrown in and defined by them? Most devout Christians have things in perspective and know God rules and he alone is salvation. (6) Creating a label “Christian nationalism” blurs the lines between fighting for your freedom and fanaticism. It creates a stigma to cast upon Christians who wish to preserve their nation and their liberties. (7) Most people are not serving God in either political party, to denounce those who are using the only viable vehicle available to them by accusing them of idolatry is damaging. (8) The term, “Christian national” is too broad and too judgmental to be used as a label since God is the judge of each and every single heart. For that reason alone it can only become a harmful cast.
SteveW posted a comment · Dec 14, 2020
It may be true that some Christians are falling into Christian Nationalism, but to imply this is the majority position is frankly ridiculous. I think that most genuine Christians think that Trump has become almost incidental and are for the most part fighting against the imposition of what is patently an Anti-Christ system. In fact I am more concerned with Christians like yourself who seem incapable of recognising that huge Election Fraud has taken place and are blind to the risk that globalist policies (i.e. the Great Reset and the Great Covid Hoax) represent to the world. You should be more focussed on asking the Lord to rescue us from this evil than seeking out minor issues to assail Christians with.